Posted by: ANU | 2009/04/01

full cream vs long life milk

What is the difference between full cream &  long life milk. what are the health benefits &  which is better for children under 13 years.

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Dear Anu
Full cream milk is milk that contains approx. 3% butter fat according to Agricultural Regulations. The long-life refers to processes that are used to extend the shelf-life of the milk. Full cream milk is sold fresh or as long-life milk. Long-life milk comes in full cream, 2% or skim (0,2% fat which is equivalent to fat-free) varieties which in each case refer to the fat content. So you can buy fresh and long-life full cream milk and fresh and long-life 2% milk. According to the nutrition recommendations, children up to the age of 2 year should use full cream milk because they require the higher energy content. After the age of 2 years children and teenagers can use 2% or skim (fat-free) milk, particularly if there is a family history of heart disease. All these milks are excellent sources of high quality protein, the most bioavailable calcium in our diet, B vitamins and other minerals. Children require at least 3 servings of milk a day or substitutes such as yoghurt or cheese, to develop strong bones and teeth.
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